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What Are Your Favorite Faculty Development Blogs? – ProfHacker - Blogs

[<i>Lee Skallerup Bessette is a Faculty Instructional Consultant at the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) at the University of</i> …

Education

Recreation Pier has a pedigree well connected to Baltimore's past

A few years ago I suggested that while others had tried to redevelop and preserve Recreation Pier in Fells Point, Under Armour's Kevin Plank held a …

Playwrights

Funeral for Cardinal Keeler planned for March 28 in Baltimore

The Baltimore Archdiocese has announced that the funeral mass for Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who died early Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. on …

State Ed-Tech Leader Sees New Demands for Modular, Organized Content

State and district officials are constantly inundated with offerings for instructional materials in both print and digital form. And the materials …

Education

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

Education Technology

A Continuum on Personalized Learning: First Draft

<b>After visiting over three dozen teachers in 11 schools in Silicon Valley and hearing an earful about “personalized learning,” I drafted a continuum</b> …

Education

Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes

« Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them? | Main<p>Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight professional …

Education

Google.org Commits $50 Million for Education Nonprofits

Industry News<p>Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that supports education technology initiatives, has committed $50 million over the next two …

Education

Personalized Learning

<b>WHAT PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS NOT:</b> Dan Meyers has plenty of pet peeves with edtech buzzwords. What recently grinded his gears: when writers conflate …

Beyond the Traditional School Model: How the Digital Learning Boom Leads One Rural School to Explore Advanced Placement Offerings

« Top Tips for Building a Successful EdTech Company | Main<p>| No comments<p><b>By: Amy Michalowski, Dean at The Virtual School</b><p>Online and digital learning …

Education

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

Ten years into his 12-year tenure as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg and his then education chief, Joel Klein, kicked off a program that …

Education

My Life as ‘Practice Coach’ — The EdTech Investor Part

My Life as ‘Practice Coach’ — The EdTech Investor Part<p>The Journey from the Classroom to the Boardroom<p>In the late 1990's, as a full-time teacher-coach …

Education Technology

Boulder Valley to expand Chromebook initiative to more high schools via technology fee

Starting in the next school year, Boulder Valley high schools will have the option to charge students at $45-a-year technology fee for …

Education

Severn Middle School Presents at AIMS Student Leadership Summit

What is the Student Leadership Summit?<p>Hosted by Calvert School in Baltimore, the Student Leadership Summit is a day of activities, workshops and …

Education

Edtech Executives Weigh In

Personalized learning is a way to engage learners in a customized set of resources, tasks, and environments in order to meet their learning needs and …

Personalized Learning

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

It’s pretty clear that very few people in education enjoy those typical sit-and-get professional development sessions. And when blended learning gets …

Professional Development

SXSWedu Shows 4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Impact Education

Entrepreneurs should be motivated to launch companies and products that break down silos to accelerate learning and discovery.<p>A fascinating realization you make after spending a week at SXSWedu surrounded by teachers, superintendents, provosts and edtech leaders is that the conference is about so …

Education

Schneider: Iowa needs more computer science graduates

Computer science education is becoming increasingly important. Changes and improvements in technology have created an ever-growing need for computer …

Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Hiring Personalized-Learning Engineers

« For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find | Main<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will build "a world-class …

Facebook

Baltimore school taps famous alumni to lobby for funding

Facing what it says are potentially devastating budget cuts in the coming year, the Baltimore School for the Arts is calling on famous alumni to …

Education

As personalized learning expands, edtech 'plumbing' is as important as ever

(L-R) Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge; Muhammed Chaudhry, Silicon Valley Education Foundation; Chris Liang-Vergara, LEAP Innovations; Eileen Rudden, …

Education

Pugh calls mass teacher absences in Baltimore 'unconscionable'

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Thursday lambasted the city elementary school teachers who called in sick en masse last month to protest looming …

Education

What Are the Top Districts for Supporting and Retaining Great Teachers?

« Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools | Main<p>What are the top districts for recruiting, supporting, and retaining great …

Education

Baltimore needs great schools to be a great economic engine

Baltimore could be on the verge of catalyzing a booming state economy — one of Gov. Larry Hogan's chief goals — but not without great schools, which …

Education

Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K-12 technology

Rohit Agarwal, general manager for Amazon’s K-12 Education unit, has left the Seattle-based tech giant.<p>His exit comes about three years after Amazon …

Education Technology

Report: Courseware, Learning Analytics See Most Acquisitions in Ed Tech Market

Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the …

Analytics

​Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

Edtech is a vital precursor to “work tech”—the tools that today’s students will need to leverage in college, career training and eventually the …

Education

CU Denver Professor Explains Why Students Suck at Identifying Fake News

Surely you've heard about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.<p>There's an entire website dedicated to the rare and endangered species, complete with …

Education

What Computer Science Education Looks Like in the Nation’s Largest School District

Walking up to the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) in the Bronx, there is a barbershop and a few run down bodegas. A group of young men in …

Education

The Jefferson Education Accelerator wants to know if edtech is really working

Tablets. Apps. Augmented reality. Virtual reality. All these technologies (and more) are making their way into the education space. But does edtech …

Education